Naturopathic Medicine Week

Celebrate the Healing Power of Nature! October 7-13, 2013, will be Naturopathic Medicine Week, the first national awareness week in AANP’s history – and a terrific opportunity to promote the benefits of naturopathic medicine to the public, prospective patients, legislators, and opinion leaders.
Here are some ideas for activities and events that you or your association may want to organize…plus a variety of resources to help make them happen.
Figure out what you have the time and ability to do – then share and AANP will spread the word. Have questions or suggestions? Contact Mike Jawer, Director of Government and Public Affairs. To submit an event for circulation please email Mandisa Jones or click the button below.

Event Ideas

  • Hold an open house
  • Give a talk at your local library or book store
  • Collaborate on a health or nutrition fair
  • Work with your local Whole Foods Market or health food store to hold an activity there
  • Sponsor a fun run/walk
  • Ask your business partners and vendors to support the event and help to promote it
  • Ask your mayor or governor to issue a proclamation “recognizing” the Week

How to Promote Your Event

Resources Available from AANP

Thanks to our Naturopathic Medicine Week Sponsors!

All of this will seed the ground for success in subsequent years and future Naturopathic Medicine Weeks. Right now, let’s make the benefits of naturopathic medicine ever more visible during October 7-13!
Attention press! If you are looking for more information about naturopathic medicine, click here for the AANP press kit.   You can also click to view S. Res. 221, the Resolution to establish Naturopathic Medicine Week. It passed the Senate unanimously on September 10. Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in providing safe, effective and affordable health care as well as in addressing the nation’s increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians.